“A beautiful narrative that shapes the maternal lineage for a granddaughter the author has yet to meet, From Collards to Callaloo is poetry, history, and memory.  This is a treasure for young and old, as its pages bring together generations who cannot share physical space.”
Director; Women and Gender Studies Program, UNC Charlotte

This book aches and pulsates, a warm explosion of dammed up love. When you put this down, you will feel you have a stake in this relationship and you will pray that one day Me-Ma will be with her Assata.”
Reporter with The Washington Post for over 15 yrs
Author of “Laughing in the Dark:  From Colored Girl to Woman of Color, a Journey from Prison to Power”

Click here to purchase “From Collards To Callaloo: Poems & Letters to Assata” (Available at

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Once, you’ve read “From Collards to Callaloo” please feel free to leave a comment or review.
Your thoughts and candid feedback are appreciated.

Want to borrow or buy a copy?  Here’s Where You Can Find One.

Lesbian Herstory Archives   484 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York

LGBT Center of Raleigh Library    Raleigh, North Carolina

Time Out Youth Center      3800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, North Carolina

White Rabbit Book Store      920 Central Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina


For more of L’Monique’s work, check out this prolific new anthology – just in time for “Heart Day!”  Check back soon for a “cop my copy” link.  Click here for an audio sample from Black Cherry.


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Recently Released on June 5th, 2020.  Get Woke, is sure to captivate and enlighten.  This CD is for true Poetry Heads.  Download your copy today.

Get Woke on Spotify or Apple Music  or TIDAL.  Listen however you must, just….

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Calla Lily Ode has been included in this wonderful anthology release June 22nd, 2020.

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